About the Author
Dr. Siobhán Fitzgerald is a primary school principal and has been teaching for 30 years. Siobhán is passionate about giving young people a voice. She has taught in Japan, Saudi Arabia, France and Switzerland. Based on her research and experience, she developed the LET’s Stand programme and has seen the benefits from the years she has used the programme with her students. She completed her PhD on the connection between oracy and self-confidence in young people.
Siobhán is an Advanced Toastmaster Gold and a TEDx speaker. She has recorded her own series of podcasts, ‘LET’s Stand Public Speaking podcast – Speaking Up about Speaking Out’, to give voice to the public speaking potential of young people and to support teachers in beginning the public speaking journey with their students.